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Dedenne
Dedenne
General Information
Universe Pokémon
Aliases Antenna Pokémon
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South Korea: 데덴네 ("Dedenne")
Cantonese: 咚咚鼠 Dūngdūngsyú
Mandarin: 咚咚鼠 Dōng​dōngshǔ​​
India: देदेने ("Dedenne")
Деденне ("Dedenne")

Classification Dedenne dedenne
Species Type Hamster
Homeworld Pokémon world
Environment Kalos
Intelligence Non-sapient
Biochemistry Carbon-based lifeform
Biological Information
Locomotion Quadrupedal
Feeding Behavior Omnivore
Distinctive Features Antennae-like whiskers
Lineage Information
Related Species Emolga, Minun, Pachirisu, Pichu, Pikachu, Plusle, Raichu
Cultural Information
Alignment Neutral
Language(s) Can understand trainer's language
Affiliation(s) Trainer if captured; otherwise true neutral
Leaders Trainer
Sociocultral characteristics
Scientific Taxonomy
Planet Pokémon world
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Eumetazoa
Infrakingdom Bilateria
Superphylum Deuterostomia
Phylum Chordata
Subphylum Vertebrata
Superclass Tetrapoda
Class Mammalia
Subclass Theria
Infraclass Placentalia
Superorder Euarchontoglires
Order Rodentia
Suborder Myomorpha
Superfamily Muroidea
Family Elektromuridae
(Somarinoa, 2016)
Subfamily Cricetimorpha
Genus Dedenne
Species Dedenne Dedenne
Other Information
Status Least Concern
Creator Arceus
Dedenne Front RegularDedenne Front ShinyDedenne is an Electric/Fairy Pokémon, closely related to Pikachu and not known to evolve or mature into any other documented Pokémon.

Also known as the "Antenna Pokémon", the Dedenne has a rounded, hamster-like body shape and branching whiskers that appear to have merged together at some point in the past. An aradicular tooth protrudes from their upper jaw. In regular members of the species, the body is a tannish-orange and the buccal pouches of this species are a deep orange in color and can hold and charge electricity. The belly and the inside of their rounded ears are a pale yellow. However, the rare coloration of the Dedenne is instead a dark brown with white buccal pouches and an orange belly and inner ear. All members have black ears and star-tipped tails.

This Pokémon's round shape and antennae-like whiskers make it very distinctive. In fact, its whiskers serve as antennae. By sending and receiving electrical waves, it can communicate with others over vast distances. It has a habit of sticking its tail into sockets to absorb electricity from power plants or from outlets in houses, that it fires from its whiskers. Its Discharge attack shoots off in four directions, passing through obstacles and stunning any fighters it hits along the way.

OriginEdit

Dedenne seems to be based on a Japanese dormouse, gerbil, or hamster combined with a television antenna.

Name OriginEdit

Dedenne may be a combination of 電気 denki (electricity) and antenne (French for antenna).

TriviaEdit

  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Dedenne.
  • Every Generation has had its own electric rodent (or "Pikachu") variant: Generation I introduced the original Pikachu and Raichu, Generation II introduced Pichu, Generation III introduced Plusle and Minun, Generation IV introduced Pachirisu, Generation V introduced Emolga, and finally Dedenne was introduced in Generation VI.
    • While Azumarill and its evolutionary stages are seemingly related to Pikachu as well and were in fact originally thought by fans to be named "Pikablu", it is not electric-based.
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